viaduct

[ vahy-uh-duhkt ]
/ ˈvaɪ əˌdʌkt /

noun

a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans.

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Origin of viaduct

1810–20; < Latin via way + (aque)duct
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viaduct

/ (ˈvaɪəˌdʌkt) /

noun

a bridge, esp for carrying a road or railway across a valley, etc, consisting of a set of arches supported by a row of piers or towers

Word Origin for viaduct

C19: from Latin via way + dūcere to bring, on the model of aqueduct
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Word Origin and History for viaduct

viaduct


n.

1816, from Latin via "road" (see via) + -duct as in aqueduct. French viaduc is an English loan-word.

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